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The Wrong Guy (1997)

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TV director David Steinberg (Mad About You, Seinfeld) helmed this Canadian comedy satirizing The Fugitive and similar actioners. Cleveland corporate climber Nelson Hibbert (Dave Foley) is confident his promotion to company prez is just around the corner, but when it doesn't happen, he goes postal during a meeting, aiming threats at the boss who passed him over. Later, he barges into the boss' office, finds him dead, and runs from the office holding the bloody weapon. Since this was witnessed by his co-workers, he thinks they have accused him as the killer. Unaware surveillance cameras revealed the real killer, Hibbert hightails it for Mexico, certain that he's a most-wanted fugitive. Made in Toronto in 1996, this film expands on a sketch Foley scripted for Kids in the Hall.

Cast

Dave Foley
as Nelson Hibbert
Jennifer Tilly
as Lynn Holden
Colm Feore
as The Killer
Joe Flaherty
as Fred Holden
David Anthony Higgins
as Detective Arlen
Enrico Colantoni
as Conspiracy Nut
Dan Redican
as Ken Daley
Boyd Banks
as Gas Station Guy
Gina Clayton
as Doctor Harris
Glen Cross
as Texas Cop
Jeff Clarke
as Oklahoma Cop
Dana Brooks
as Nagel's Sceretary
Valerie Boyce
as Manicurist
Don Dickinson
as Missouri Cop
Calvin Green
as Indiana Cop
Barry Flatman
as TV Crime Show Host
Jay Kogen
as Bus Driver
Robin McCulloch
as Capt. Hughes
Bruce McFee
as Federal Officer
David Steinberg
as Mental Patient
Carmelina Lamanna
as Miss Crystal Ball
Kevin McDonald
as Motel Manager
Martin Brown
as Engineer
Alan Bridle
as Juddidah
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Audience Reviews for The Wrong Guy

I am a huge "Kids In The Hall" fan as well as a HUGE "Newsradio" fan. This lends itself to being a big Dave Foley fan. This movie was just not great. It had some laughs...it had some good laughs, but truly it was more of a "Kids In The Hall" sketch stretched out for a full hour and a half. I love the sketches as much as anyone, but there is a reason they are short and sweet...they work that way. This should have been the same. Dave Foley is wonderful (and there are a few "Kids" cameos as well as some belly laughs) and Jennifer Tilly is a sexy beast, but... If you want a few good laughs when the queue is empty, check this out, but no need to go out of your way.

Dean L
Dean L

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